We are one of the premier litigation practices in the country. Our commercial litigation group includes more than 150 lawyers and 25 paralegals in offices from coast to coast. With additional resources in our communications, products liability, insurance, labor and employment, intellectual property and environmental groups, the firm numbers nearly 300 litigators and 70 paralegals. As a result, we can offer you an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in handling business matters involving litigation.
We have successfully tried hundreds of case to verdict, efficiently managed class action and multidistrict litigation, and won the day through creative dispositive motions, well-crafted trial strategies, and focused and effective appeals. As national coordinating counsel in many high-profile litigations, we are accustomed to working on a team basis with corporate and local counsel. Whether it is a “bet-the-company” case, a complex financial dispute or a more routine business conflict, our experienced litigators stand ready to serve your interests.
Our reputation is built on our success in litigating complex cases throughout the country. Our practice includes:
Antitrust: We manage class actions and private antitrust cases with a team of skilled antitrust counselors and trial lawyers.
Securities & corporate governance: We focus on class actions, derivative litigations and private lawsuits as well as more general securities industry litigation engagements. Our team also includes lawyers with significant experience in white collar and corporate investigations.
Business & finance: Our broad-based practice prosecutes and defends a wide range of commercial and consumer law cases for companies in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, health care, financial services, professional services, information services, electronics and allied technology industries.
Construction, real estate & land use: We represent landowners, developers, builders and other parties involved in property development, management, and construction
Intellectual property: Our interdisciplinary team is composed of experienced IP litigators and other experienced trial lawyers who are focused on bringing and defending patent, trademark, copyright and related actions.
We take pride in understanding the challenges complex litigation poses to your business. We are a leading national class action defense firm, with particular skill not only in commercial and consumer litigation but also in products liability, communications litigation, and labor and employment cases. As a result, we have developed efficient means of handling the massive paper and electronic discovery demands arising in these complex matters. No less importantly, we are well versed in building the factual and legal foundations necessary to make a liability case or a successful defense and to develop and counter large compensatory and punitive damage claims. Our highly regarded appellate team often is called to tackle particularly challenging cases at the appeal stage.
We approach commercial litigation as a business matter: we analyze the options, consider the costs and risks, recommend approaches and help you choose among the alternatives. We work with you to control the costs of litigation through pre-emptive legal strategies and creative approaches to alternative dispute resolution. We also use computer-based litigation support to increase efficiency. In managing litigation, we seek to partner with you to ensure effective use of resources.
The cornerstone of any litigation strategy, though, must be the ability and willingness to try cases effectively. In an era when many lawyers seldom see the inside of a courtroom, you are able to take advantage of our extensive trial experience. We have litigated and tried cases nationwide, and we have broad-based experience in mediations and arbitrations that involve business and financial disputes. Many of our lawyers are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers or American Board of Trial Advocates. A number admitted to practice in New Jersey are certified as civil trial attorneys, and several serve as masters in local Inns of Court, the preeminent training ground for young trial lawyers today.